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KDFL Under 20 Division

Naas United FC 0 Clane United FC 2


The home side started well against visitors Clane on Saturday last in the KDFL Under 20

Division, both teams battling it out for these mid table league points, in the first few minutes, A

throw in from the left, flicked on  by Clane ‘s Ross Murphy and hit by Cian McMahon and it

just goes over the Naas Crossbar. The home side kept up the momentum and soon after a

free kick flicked on by Adam Greenhalgh who showed some lovely skill to beat his man and

down the wing by Conor Rapple who whipped the ball and was just over the Clane cross bar

from Joe Mills header.

However eight minutes  later a kick out from the home keeper was lost in midfield by Naas,

the high press by Clane to win the ball and a first time super finish by McMahon put Clane 1-0

up. A quick throw in from Naas, and Conor Rapple with another looping cross almost went

into the Clane net, a chance missed to equalise. Another quick throw in, this time from Clane

leads to a strike first time from Dean Comiskey and his shot whizzed over crossbar. Great

battling in the centre mid from Naas with Joe Murray resulted in him winning the ball and he

played a lovely ball over the top for Sean Wheeler, his shot was expertly parried by the Clane

keeper and the follow up from Joe mills was narrowly wide.

Half way through the first half and both teams battling  hard. Another great ball through the

middle from now Joe Mills, forces a great save from Clane stand in keeper Kevin Reilly to

stop Sean Wheelers shot going in for the second time. Soon after another fantastic ball over

the top from Naas and a first time effort from Adam Greenhalgh and Reilly pushes it out for a

corner.  HT 1-0.

Both teams were playing some great ball a five minutes into the second half Naas were piling

on the pressure, and getting a couple of free kicks as a result  and from the free kick the shot

went agonisingly wide. On the break Clane won a free kick which was flicked on by their

player and shot from Aimon Amjel straight in the hands of Ben Loughlin. A big decision a few

minutes later, seen Clane win a penalty. After discussion, Oliver McNamee for Clane steps up

and hits it into the bottom left corner, Ben Loughlin gets a hand to it but not enough to keep it

out to double the visitors advantage. After the second goal, Clane piled on the pressure and

some great play in middle from Clane, leading to a quick snap shot from Comiskey but the

shot is well dealt with from the Naas keeper Ben Loughlin.

As the game went on Naas were putting the pressure on Clane now and winning a few more

free kicks and from the resulting free kicks Naas shots continue to go narrowly wide. In the

final ten mins Naas won a corner ball and Dylan Malones left footed effort goes wide of the

goal. As time was coming to the end, Clane and Naas battled it out and it was end to end

plays. Unfortunately  Naas could not test the Clane keeper and the game petered out. Best

for Naas on the day were, Conor Rapple, Stev Tilley and Joe Murray. while best for the

winners were Dean Comiskey (man of the match), Cian McMahon and Oliver McNamee.

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